Saturday, November 28, 2009
Katie turned 4 on October 11. Anna and Mikey and went to the bazaar and bought a party dress and shoes for her. I should have known that I needed to find a dress that cost more than 2 dollars. After about an hour, the front of the dress started shredding. Then, at her party, the skirt ripped from the top of the dress. So, we found another party dress...... Next time, I'll have to look for the $5 dresses- maybe it will last for a few more wearings!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Last week we celebrated a local holiday. Here are the kids all dressed up, and they are showing off the designs we made on their hands with henna. For this holiday, you dress up in new clothes (including all the accessories!) and visit all your friends to wish them happy holidays. The kids had a great time.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Here's dad and the kids swimming in the lake at the rain.
Well, we are having a fun despite sickness (thankfully we are all better!) Our face masks are an indication that we are trying not to share our germs with others!
We are staying in a lovely guesthouse right in the middle of the city. The owners have done a great job of making it a respite from the city busyness with gardens and outdoor eating. The kids love the fishpond. So far, we have enjoyed the zoo, swimming at a big pool, shopping at the night bazaar, lots of Thai food, and a trip to a park/ lake nearer the mountains. The kids and Scott swam there in the rain. (this is the rainy season!) Here's Anna at the pool- she is loving it and gaining confidence!
Feeding an elephant at the zoo.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
We are on vacation now and here are some of our pictures in transit. We spent a couple of hours at a beautiful nature park.Michael loved chasing the chipmunks! (which is what he is doing above) He didn't catch one- but he did try!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Well, our internet connection is slow enough that I am having trouble uploading a picture. Kind of a bummer since that is the point of setting up this blog..... Hopefully, it is a temporary set-back and you will be viewing a lovely picture of the kids and their piggy banks. They painted them and are now eagerly saving for something special. It will be interesting to see what "something special" is but at least now their coins won't get lost or spent on gum or ice cream immediately. We have soft serve ice cream sellers on our street so that is a favorite these hot summer days.
The good news is that we are about to leave the country for vacation. Hopefully, that means lots of great pictures and a fast internet connection!
Well, it worked and here they are! Hopefully more to come...